The Center’s youth leadership programs continues Congressman Rogers’ goal that no young person should have to leave home to find his or her future. Through Rogers Scholars, Rogers Explorers, and the Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute (ELI) youth programs, The Center helps middle school students through rising high school seniors develop the skills they need to seize their potential as the region’s next generation of business and entrepreneurial leaders.
Rogers, who makes his home in Somerset, is currently serving his 18th term in Congress, representing the people of the Fifth Congressional District in Southern and Eastern Kentucky. He is the longest serving Kentucky Republican ever elected to federal office. On Capitol Hill, he serves as chairman of the powerful House Appropriations Committee.